Steve Jalsevac

Prime Minister Stephen Harper a ‘nice’ man who accepts 491 murders of born alive babies?

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Steve Jalsevac

February 1, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Canadians are known to be "nice" people. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is admittedly a "nice" man. It is hard to strongly dislike him. He is a middle-of-the-road, get-along sort of guy who sings and plays the piano and is a genuinely passionate Canadian hockey fan.

As far as I know, Harper is not known for having a harsh temperament and is in many ways a rather decent fellow. He has kept the Canadian economy on an enviable even keel, and Canadian society relatively stable compared to the rest of the world. He does not advocate any radical causes and he has taken some commendable pro-family actions.

There is, however, now a very disturbing development with Stephen Harper. He seems to be comfortable with, or at least quite tolerant of, murder: that is, the alleged murder of 491 innocent Canadian human beings who had the misfortune to be born alive after failed abortions. He also seems very comfortable with the ongoing killing of unborn children at any time before birth at the rate of at least over 100,000 per year (based on what has been reported) - now totaling in the millions since 1969.

Harper's latest revelation of his attitude towards the heinous crime of homicide of born alive aborted babies is similar to that of Barack Obama, a-not-so-"nice" person who four times voted against legislation to protect children born alive after failed abortions.

Again, I don’t think Stephen Harper is a bad man. How he allowed himself to be brought to such a low level as to accept this gross depravity, this profound evil, is something Canadians have an obligation to help him to face and to make amends for. 

Since being in power, Prime Minister Harper has attempted to block every single motion or proposed legislation, no matter how very reasonable or innocuous, that could in any way be construed as being related to children in their mothers' wombs.

Now, the PM's opposition to the call by three MP's for an RCMP investigation into what are allegedly, in many cases, criminal acts of homicide related to the deaths of 491 babies after failed late-term abortions, reveals something especially disturbing about the Prime Minister. It’s that the PM seems to have gone exceedingly beyond misperceived political necessity and made an unnecessary, deadly pact with the devil in order to retain power.

The PM and most of the Canadian media do not seem to comprehend how truly diabolical this situation has become. Imagine, in a hospital setting, a child is born alive after a failed abortion, is moving and thrashing, whimpering and making other efforts to survive and all medical staff do nothing, or even even worse, take actions to kill this little, utterly innocent one who did not die in the womb at the hands of the abortionist.

Like Barack Obama, Stephen Harper claims to be Christian. I don't know where he is on that today, but I suggest this latest incident indicates Harper is now in especially dire need of prayers and other personal help and effective rebuke. He is also is need of a wave of strong, but not incendiary communications, from many thousands of Canadians.

To those of our readers who love to blast people with your emails and letters, forget it. Those communications are never helpful. Yes, this situation is also about politics, but there is something else going on here and that is naked, raw evil. We do not fight such evil with rants and curses.

I have several times quoted before on LifeSiteNews Professor Peter Kreeft's frequent reminder that our battle is not against flesh and blood but rather against "principalities and powers." That is, it is ultimately a spiritual battle that precludes condemning individual persons.

Canadians need to reach Harper’s heart and his mind, but definitely not attack the man. That is how conversions are brought about. That is how many of us - myself included -  who were on the other side in the past, were jarred awake, had our lives dramatically changed for the better, and became involved in the movement today.

Canadians can't accept this latest block from the PM. This one is far too much. Far too unnacceptable. Far too sickening and devoid of any sense of decency and justice and respect for criminal law.

It makes a mockery of all human rights and the entire criminal code.

This one is essentially putting Canada on the fast track to full acceptance of the homicide of infants born from failed abortions, to infanticide, and then more...and more. There will be no stopping this death train unless leaders are made to wake up from this nightmare.

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‘You can’t have’ marriage equality ‘without polygamy’

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July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Motivated by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing homosexual “marriage,” a Montana polygamist has filed for a second marriage license, so he can be legally wed to two women at once.

"It's about marriage equality," said Nathan Collier, using homosexual advocates’ term to support marriage redefinition. "You can't have this without polygamy."

Collier, who has has appeared on the TLC reality show Sister Wives with his legal wife Victoria, and his second wife Christine, said he was inspired by the dissent in the Supreme Court decision.

The minority Supreme Court justices said in Friday’s ruling it would open the door to both polygamy and religious persecution.

“It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts.

Collier and his wives applied for a second marriage license earlier this week at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings, a report from the Salt Lake Tribune said.

Collier, who was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for polygamy, married Victoria in 2000 and had a religious wedding ceremony with Christine in 2007. The three have seven children between them and from previous relationships.

"My second wife Christine, who I'm not legally married to, she's put up with my crap for a lot of years. She deserves legitimacy," Collier said.

Yellowstone County officials initially denied the application before saying they would consult with the County Attorney and get him a final answer.

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Bigamy, the holding of multiple marriage licenses, is illegal all 50 states, but Collier plans to sue if his application is denied. Officials expect to have an answer for him next week.

While homosexual “marriage” supporters have long insisted legalization of same-sex unions would not lead to polygamy, pro-life and family advocates have warned all along it would be inevitable with the redefinition of marriage.

“The next court cases coming will push for polygamy, as Chief Justice John Roberts acknowledged in his dissent,” said Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, after the Supreme Court ruling. “The chief justice said “the argument for polygamy is actually stronger than that for ‘gay marriage.’ It’s only a matter of time.”

In a piece from the Washington Times, LifeSiteNews Editor-in-Chief and the co-founder of Voice of the Family John-Henry Westen stated the move toward legal polygamy is “just the next step in unraveling how Americans view marriage.”

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Chris Christie: Clerks must perform same-sex ‘marriages’ regardless of their religious beliefs

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By Ben Johnson

TRENTON, NJ, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Chris Christie is not known for nuance. This time, he has turned his fiery personality loose on county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to performing same-sex “marriages.”

In a tone usually reserved for busting teachers' unions, Christie told clerks who hold traditional values, “You took the job, and you took the oath.” He would offer no exemption for an individual whose conscience would not allow him to participate in a union the vast majority of the world's religions deem sinful.

“When you go back and re-read the oath it doesn’t give you an out. You have to do it,” he said.

He told a reporter that there “might” be “individual circumstances” that “merit some examination, but none that come immediately to mind for me.”

“I think for folks who are in the government world, they kind of have to do their job, whether you agree with the law or you don’t,” the pugnacious governor said.

Since the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to legalize homosexual “marriage” last Friday, elected officials have grappled with how to safeguard the rights of those who have deeply held religious beliefs that would not allow them to participate in such a ceremony.

Christie's response differs markedly from other GOP hopefuls' responses to the Supreme Court ruling. Mike Huckabee, for instance, has specifically said that clerks should have conscience rights. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed an executive order granting such rights and ordered clerks to wait until a pending court case was fully adjudicated before any clerk issues a marriage license to a homosexual couple.

Christie gave up a legal appeal after a superior court judge struck down his state's voter-approved constitutional marriage protection amendment. New Jersey is the only state where such a low court overturned the will of the voters.

The decision to ignore conscience rights adds to the growing number of Christie's positions that give conservatives pause.

The natural locus of support for a Christie 2016 presidential run is the Republican's socially liberal donor class, for personal as well as political reasons. His wife works on Wall Street, and some of the GOP's high-dollar donors – including Paul Singer – have courted Christie for years.

However, this year Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and to a lesser degree Scott Walker have eclipsed Christie as the preferred candidates of the boardroom donors – who sometimes prefer Democrats to Republicans.

Christie also used language during a speech before the Republican Jewish Coalition last year, which concerned some major GOP donors.

Christie is reportedly spending this weekend with Mitt Romney and his family at Romney's New Hampshire home. Romney declined to enter the 2016 race himself and may be able to open his donor list to Christie's struggling campaign.

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After having a girl with Down syndrome, this couple adopted two more

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LINO LAKE, MN, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – For most people, having five biological children would have been enough. In fact, for many Americans, large families are treated as a scandal or a burden.

But one family made the decision, not just to have a large family, but to give a home to some of the most vulnerable children in the world: Girls born overseas with Down syndrome.

Lee and Karen Shervheim love all seven of their children, biological or otherwise. Undeterred by having twin boys – Daniel and Andrew, 18 – they had Sam four years later.

They now have three daughters who are all 11 years old. All three have Down syndrome.

And two of them are adopted.

About the time their eight-year-old son, David, was born, Lee and Karen decided to adopt a child with Down syndrome to be a companion to their daughter, Annie.

They made the further unexpected choice to adopt a child from Eastern Europe with the help of Reece's Rainbow, which helps parents adopt children with Down syndrome.

“Between my wife and I, we couldn’t get it out of our heads,” Lee told the Quad City Press. “So many children need families and we knew we could potentially do something about it.”

After originally deciding to adopt Katie, they spent six weeks in Kiev, visiting an orphanage in nearby Kharkov. While there, they decided they may have room in their heart, and their home, for another child.

When they saw a picture of Emie striking the same pose as their biological daughter in one of their photographs, they knew they would come home with two children.

Both girls were the same age as their Annie. She would not lack for companionship, as they worried.

Lee said after the Ukrainian government – finally – completed the paperwork, they returned to the United States, when the real challenges began.

“The unvarnished truth,” Lee told the Press, is that adopting the Russian-speaking special needs children “was really disruptive to our family. They came with so many issues that we had not anticipated.”

After teaching them sign language and appropriate behavior, they moved to Lino Lake, Minnesota and found a new support group in Eagle Brook Church. There they found personal assistance and spiritual solace.

Every year in the past seven years has been better and better, they say.

“I think my girls can do almost anything they want to do,” he said, “and that’s what I want to help them become.”

The family's devotion is fueled by their faith, and it informs the sense of humor Lee showed in a tweet during the 2014 midterm elections:

It takes a special person to believe in the potential of the “mentally retarded,” as they were once labeled. Today, 90 percent of all babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb will be aborted. The percentage is higher in some countries. Some have even spoken of "a world without people with Down syndrome."

Their God, and their experience, tell them that every child has infinite worth and potential, Lee told local media, and he would encourage anyone to follow his footsteps and adopt a Down syndrome child – or two.

“The message is that it really doesn’t matter where you started or where you came from,” Lee said. “There are endless opportunities for everyone, whether they have disabilities or not. They deserve a shot.”

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